Peconic Land Trust: Preserve Spotlight / 2018 — CHARNEWS FARM ……… UPDATE 4.2.18


Preserve Spotlight / March 2018 

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Preserve Spotlight: Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, Southold 

Community Gardens at the Ag Center are all about  . . .   

well, community! 

From 23 acres acquired from the Charnews family in 2008, the Agricultural Center has grown to nearly 100 acres of productive farmland along Young’s Avenue north and south of Route 48 in Southold. 

As one of the locations for the Trust‘s Farms for the Future Initiative, the Ag Center provides farmers, established and start-ups, with affordable access to productive land. Farm operations at the Ag Center have ranged from 1-acre start-up vegetable farms to organic poultry operations to larger multi-crop established farm operations.

One of the stars of the Ag Center is the Community Gardens. Started in 2009, the Community Gardens have grown from 20 small plots to over 60. From the “Little Sprout Garden” with 4′ x 12′ raised beds through the “Magic  Middle” and into the “Pioneer Valley” with plots from 10′ x 20′ to 30′ x 20′ . . . there is a garden size for everyone: from the novice to the experienced. Having this range of expertise and size benefits all — and the gardens are plentiful as the season gets underway.


Deer fencing, water, compost, gardening tools and more are available to the community gardeners to help make your growing season a success.
Interested in joining in? We have garden plots available in all sizes. The Ag Center also hosts educational programs for the home gardener. On May 5, a workshop on Square Foot Gardening, which will help you maximize production in a small space — all programs are designed to share knowledge about growing food. The gardens are managed by North Fork Stewardship Manager Denise Markut — a gardening expert with lots of experience and information to share!    
 

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Preserve Spotlight / February 2018

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Preserve Spotlight: Accabonac Preserve

It’s time for a winter walk . . .  

Nestled on the northern flank of the Ronkonkoma moraine, the Trust’s 92.9 acre Accabonac Preserve was made possible in January 1998 by a generous, anonymous donor and by the conservation interests of the Potter Family. We appreciate all their efforts to see this amazing property preserved — part of over 600 acres of protected lands in the North Amagansett area.

The protection of this land added significant forest preserve to the Springs hamlet and provides hikers with wonderful trails that connect to the Paumanok Path. Trail heads can be found on both Accabonac Road and Springs-Fireplace Road. 

 
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